Modular psu suggestions

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DeathWolf
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Modular psu suggestions

Post by DeathWolf » Mon Oct 02, 2006 3:06 am

Hello,

Searching for a modular psu to replace my brand new hiper 580W(far too noisy for my taste, the 80mm fan runs far too much and is quite noisy, the 120mm is also noisy( a little less)).
Some passively cooled psu would be ideal(i wish they did watercooled psu's) since noise is quite annoying.
EDIT: need at least 300W, although more isnt a problem.(I only have a pcie 6600GT+X2 4200+ overclocked+3 sata disks on it)

Suggestions?

Best Regards,

DeathWolf

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Post by EsaT » Mon Oct 02, 2006 6:36 am

Seasonic M12 should do the job.

BTW, are those Hipers really with "sieve" design? That won't do good for airflow inside PSU so 80mm fan has to turn about always for PSU to have effective cooling.


There's more than one passively cooled PSU:
http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/def ... ath=30_413

Also in fact watercooled PSU exists
http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog/pro ... ts_id=4605
Water and power are just things which should be preferably kept separately IMO.
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Post by raziell » Mon Oct 02, 2006 8:11 am

i joined the lad above me : seasonic m-12 .
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Post by DeathWolf » Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:33 am

it's actively cooled, how noisy it is? say worst case compared to a papst 12cm at 7V(which is very slightly audible at 50cm)

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Post by omgy » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:14 am

I'm a fan of the Antec Neo HE 430W (comes with p150). There were some problems at first but they should be worked out by now. It runs very quiet.
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Post by raziell » Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:19 am

DeathWolf wrote:it's actively cooled, how noisy it is? say worst case compared to a papst 12cm at 7V(which is very slightly audible at 50cm)
you can"t here it,even from 30 c"m.
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Post by NARC » Tue Oct 17, 2006 2:43 pm

Whoops, thanks for the recommendation on the m-12. I'll check that out.

Looks like newegg only has a 500W variety, with nothing lower. Maybe someone else does. Thanks,

NARC

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Post by merlin » Tue Oct 17, 2006 3:23 pm

NARC wrote:Whoops, thanks for the recommendation on the m-12. I'll check that out.

Looks like newegg only has a 500W variety, with nothing lower. Maybe someone else does. Thanks,

NARC
Uh 500W is the lowest. There are only two models.
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Post by miTchy » Thu Oct 19, 2006 2:37 pm

im in the same boat i was looking at either the seasonic m12 or the corsair hx series

i havent seen any reviews that compare them to each other.
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Post by EsaT » Fri Oct 20, 2006 9:37 am

There aren't reviews with both of them but here's reviews whose results are comparable...
Maybe except that voltage regulation of Corsairs weren't tested with full load on 12V with extreme crossload (3A/3.3V & 4A/5V ~30W vs 56A/12V) and with input temperature of 55C. :mrgreen:

http://www.jonnyguru.com/PSU/M12-700/index2.html
http://www.jonnyguru.com/PSU/HX620W/index2.htm
http://www.jonnyguru.com/PSU/HX520W/

Personally I would keep Seasonic's traditional sleeved cables as better than Corsair's "flat" cables. (also that ripple of bigger Corsair doesn't look good)
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Post by miTchy » Sun Oct 22, 2006 7:19 am

the corsair is looking better to me at the moment, condisering i wont be using anywhere near 620watt.
the 60mm fan on the seasonic not turning off until restart has put me off
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Post by limee » Sun Oct 22, 2006 9:59 am

I'd consider the Enermax Liberty

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